Powerdown Supershock with Enveero inside highlights the years of experience in the design and development of shock absorbers specifically for Australia’s harshest operating conditions, with the advantage of the innovative technology, Enveero, a cost-effective servicing solution and environmentally conscious alternative.
First released in 1990, the Powerdown Supershock design has proven itself over millions of kilometres on Australia’s harsh roads and diverse climate. Over the past 30 years the Supershock has evolved with larger bore sizes, improved seals, greater tensile strength, bonded rubber bushes and the proprietary ride height indicator.
With the improvements of the mechanical aspects of the Supershock, the next logical step was to improve the hydraulic fluid used in the damper. The fluid needed to be able to survive the hot climatic conditions of northern Australia and the colder southern regions in Victoria and Tasmania. To solve this unique problem, Powerdown looked at alternative to traditional mineral and synthetic oils with a non-oil-based fluid Enveero.
Enveero is an ultra-high performance, environmentally friendly shock absorber fluid which provides a longer lifespan The new Enveero fluid has a high viscosity index combined with excellent heat conductivity, delivering optimal damper performance in hot and cold conditions. A high flash point, exceeding 210°C (higher than that of traditional shock absorber oils), with anti-foaming properties, reduces fade or loss of damping, thus maintaining vehicle control even on the warmest summer days on Australia’s harshest roads, increasing safety and minimising damper related tyre wear.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, the Enveero fluid has a pour point of less than – 30 degrees Celsius that greatly reduces shock absorber misting or weeping in colder climates. This is often diagnosed incorrectly as a leaking shock absorber and will take away much conjecture on this hot debate.
Australia is known as one of the world’s toughest testing grounds for the transport industry, Powerdown Supershock with Enveero inside were put through an extensive trial period to prove that this new fluid would stand up to our demanding operating conditions and were tested further in an independent lab.
The results and feedback were so encouraging that Powerdown backed the Supershock Enveero range with a 2 year/250,000km warranty.
Powerdown Supershock with Enveero inside is currently available for select Kenworth, BPW, Neway, Hendrickson, Meritor and York applications.
To find out more information or specific vehicle applications visit www.powerdown.com.au or call the team on 02 4949 0000.
Sustainable and renewable feedstock is harvested and taken to a refinery where it is converted into the base fluid which is then blended to create Enveero. The finished Enveero fluid is shipped to the Powerdown manufacturing facility where our shock absorbers are built and filled. The process resulting in a finished ultra-high performance environmentally friendly shock absorber, Supershock with Enveero inside.